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East Java The Soft Adventure Heaven 16 Days / 15 Nights

Trekking up to Mt Semeru, Mt Bromo exploration and jungle trekking at Meru Betiri, Alas Purwo and Baluran National Parks

DAY 01: SURABAYA – MALANG
Upon arrival at Surabaya Airport, our guide meets you. Transfer by AC coach to Malang . Check in at Splendid Inn, a simple but comfortable accommodation. Free and Easy in Malang. ( D )

DAY 02: MALANG – TUMPANG – RANUPANI – RANU KUMBOLO
Morning drive to Tumpang Village in half an hour where we change our ride to 4 wheel-drive jeep to reach Ranu Pani Village, the starting point to climb Mt. Semeru. Upon arrival, we start our trekking through the tropical rain forest of Mt. Semeru to Ranu Kumbolo in 3 hours.  Set up our tent for overnight. Meals provided by our guide (B,L,D).

DAY 03: RANU KUMBOLO – KALIMATI

We proceed our way to reach the summit camp of Mt. Semeru, Kali Mati campsite in 3 hours trekking. On arrival, our guide team will prepare your lunch while you relax and enjoy the surrounding’s view. Overnight in tent (B, L, D).
 
DAY 04: SUMMIT of MT. SEMERU – RANU KUMBOLO
Early morning wake up! We climb to the summit of Mount Semeru (3,676 M). Reach the crater’s rim in 2,5 hours walking, watch sunrise if arrive early. Taking Photograph and some rest then descend down base camp for breakfast. Trekking back to Ranupani We proceed to Ranukumbolo for another overnight, here you’ll appreciate the beauty of surrounding’s nature (B, L, D).
 
DAY 05: RANU KUMBOLO – RANU PANI – CEMORO LAWANG
Morning after breakfast we return to Ranu Pani Village. By 4 Wheel-drive Jeep, we drive you on to Cemoro Lawang Village crossing the Bromo’s Sea of Sand area for your overnight stay at the closest situated hotel to the Caldera, Bromo Permai Hotel (B, L,D).
 
DAY 06: MT. PANANJAKAN & MT. BROMO
Another early morning wake up! By 4 wheel-drive Jeep we drive you up to Mt. Pananjakan (2,770 M asl) for a spectacular view of sun rise over Mt. Bromo and it’s sea of sand. Trekking up to the rim of Mt. Bromo’s for close up view of it’s smoking crater. Return to hotel for breakfast and free relaxing time to enjoy the beautiful view of Mt Bromo from your room.

DAY 07: MT BROMO – WHITE WATER RAFTING – KALIBARU
After breakfast, check-out and leave Mt Bromo proceed to Pekalen River (Grade II - III+) where you will having an opportunity to test your rafting skills with bonus like crossing 7 Watefalls, 5-20 meters average river's width with 1-3 meters depth, 12 kilometers distance, 3.5 hours adventure time & with more than 50 rapids (Insurance, Welcome Drink, Raft Guide & Rescue Team, Safety Equipment, Snack, Beverages & Lunch are included).
After finishing your rafting session, we travel east, towards Kalibaru, a pleasant village nestling amongst the foothills of Gunung Raung. To the north of us lies the Ijen Plateau, to the south the Meru Betiri National Park and all around a landscape dotted with plantations of coffee, cocoa, vanilla, spices and rubber. During the 18th century much of Java lay under the auspices of the colonial power of Holland, a factor still much in evidence amongst the trappings and architecture of its estates. On arrival there will be free time to relax or perhaps take a walk around the area. You may like to visit a nearby plantation in the company of a local guide, to see for yourselves how the estates still continue the work of the original Dutch settlers and learn something of the cultivation and production of the crops. Coffee and cocoa is generally most prolific during the spring and summer months, whereas rubber is a year round crop, reaching its peak during the rains that send the trees into an overdrive of latex production.

DAY 08: KALIBARU – SUKAMADE BEACH AT MERU BETIRI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, transfer to Sukamade with lunch en-route. Along the way, you may see endless plantation of coffee, cacao, and traditional rubber tapping. You may even travel through dense Meru Betiri National Forest where the last Javanese tigers are still believed to roam the area. Stay overnight at simple Sukamade Guesthouse.
After simple dinner at the guesthouse, proceed to the Sukamade beach for the turtle excursion (sightings are not guaranteed). See the turtles slowly walk up ashore to lay their eggs. Then back to the guesthouse for overnight.

DAY 09: MERU BETIRI NATIONAL PARK EXPLORATION
Meru Betiri National Park covers 580 square kilometres (58,000 hectares) of eastern Java. It receives few tourists as accessibility is very difficult and the drive is a long bumpy trip, even by 4WD. The 30 kilometre trip crosses half a dozen rivers as it winds its way through dense forest and a runner plantation. As visitors near the park the potholes just get larger and the ride more unpleasant. It is perhaps unnecessary to point out how beneficial this is for the wildlife of the area.
Named after the highest mountain in the area, Gunung Betiri, the park consists of one of the last large areas of lowland rainforest on Java. Amongst this are mangroves, lowland swamp forest and beach formations.
Today we will explore the area on foot visiting: Sumbersari to see various animals such as sambar, deer and trekking to Green Bay.

DAY 10: MERU BETIRI – DRIVE TO ALAS PURWO NATIONAL PARK
In the morning we will leave Meru Betiri National Park where we continue our journey to Alas Purwo National Park.
Once we reach Alas Purwo National Park we will set-up tent and overnight.
Enjoy the barbecue dinner which will be served by your tour guide.

DAY 11: EXPLORING THE ALAS PURWO NATIONAL PARK – DRIVE TO IJEN
Morning we will explore some of 43,420 acres Alas Purwo National Park to observe the pristine tropical low-land rain forest as well as mangrove on the other side of national park. Alas Purwo which is literally means “the first forest” from Javanese words is one of the well-preserved rain forest which protected by myths and law. It is believed by the local people about the sacred forest. There are several destination points to visit such as NGAGELAN BEACH (The turtle sanctuary), PURA GIRI SALAKA (an old Hindu temple), SADENGAN (The observing tower) and TRIANGGULASI BEACH. It will be a wonderful moment to discover Banteng/Javanese Bull (Bos Javanicus), Green Peafowl (Pavo Muticus), and Indian Deer (Muntiacus muntjak) in the wild. Additional trip to mangrove forest (the well-preserved mangrove forest in Java) on "Bedul Estuary" or "Segara Anakan " we also will take one hour by traditional fisherman boat "KATIR" to explore the mangrove forest.
Upon completion we will continue our trip to drive up to Ijen crater area.

DAY 12: IJEN CRATER TREKKING – COFFEE PLANTATION TOUR
Early in the morning , start Ijen (2,400 m) Excursion. We drive to Pal Tuding, the last monitoring station, from which you supposed to take a-3 km trek to the crater. Breakfast will be arranged from the hotel (picnic style). This volcano offers a savannah landscape, ruggedly beautiful panoramas, grand hiking, and a placid, brightly yellow crater-lake. The summit of Mt. Ijen is a gorgeous crater filled with haunting turquoise-blue lake with its surface streaked in the wind blow patterns of yellow sulfur vapor. By the crater lake edge, there is an evil-smelling sulfur where local people digging and carrying 70-80 kgs on their bare shoulders for 2 miles ascending and descending steep Mt. Ijen wall.
Upon completion, we will enjoying our lunch which will be served in a restaurant located in the middle of coffee plantation.
After lunch and short coffee plantation tour we return back to our hotel.

DAY 13: IJEN – BALURAN NIGHT SAFARI
After breakfast at hotel, free time to enjoy your last stay at this unique resort. Then we check-out and leave Ijen Eco-Resort and Villa to Baluran National Park.
Upon arrival at Baluran check-in hotel and continue to start Savanna Dusk Safari Tour, which is a “soft-core” excursion that brings you an unique thrill of close encounters with wildlife at dark that you only see at a distance of several hundred meters during day-light hours. Upon completion then back to the hotel for overnight.
Dinner will be served at hotel.

DAY 14: BALURAN – DRIVE TO SURABAYA
After breakfast we will leave Baluran National Park to Surabaya. We drive along the north coast passing through Pasir Putih Beach where we will make a lunch stop.
Late afternoon we approximately reach Surabaya where we head to the hotel for check-in and overnight.

DAY 15: SURABAYA – TRANSFER OUT
After breakfast, free time until it's time to check-out and we'll take you to Juanda International Airport of Surabaya for return flight home.


What is included in the tour package :
- Accommodations twin/double share
- Breakfasts, lunches and dinners as appeared in itinerary
- Tours and entrance fees for all of the sites the group attends together, as listed in the Itinerary
- All transports required for the whole journey as indicated in itinerary
- Services of a professional Tourist Guide throughout the tour
- Tour production by PT Lintang Buana Wisata Nusantara
- Specified accommodations and meals for the guide and driver
- Return airport to hotel transfer

What is not included yet in the tour package :
- Airfare & airport tax
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses, optional tours or additional meals
- Tipping or gratitudes for driver and guide